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New Westminster City Council approves City participation in Peer Assisted Crisis Team pilot project in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division

On November 1, 2021, at the New Westminster City Council Meeting, Council approved the City’s participation in the Peer Assisted Crisis Team (PACT) pilot project in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC). The PACT pilot project will take place in three locations across the province: the City of Victoria, the North Shore including the City and District of North Vancouver, and the City of West Vancouver. Participation in the pilot project marks an exciting opportunity to create a new direction in crisis response from a criminal model to a health model of community-based delivery.

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Date posted:November 10, 2021